Russell “Dick” Charles Kromer of Sandusky, our dear father, passed away Sunday, Aug. 31, 2008, in Firelands Regional Medical Center, Main Campus, Sandusky.
He was a resident of Parkvue for six months and we would like to call it “His Independence Day”. He is finally free of all pain, and free to work on all his favorite past-times. We can take comfort in the fact that he is whole again.
Dad spent his whole life in Sandusky, working many years for Sears in the Automotive Center and retired 24 years ago. He had many friends and impacted many lives. His death has been hard to bear because he was such a hard working, dedicated father, who sometimes worked three jobs. He helped our mom raise five kids, gave us a beautiful home, love and guidance, but most of all we will miss hearing his voice. We know dad, you would not want us to grieve long and we won’t. It will take some time. We love you dad. Be at peace and please visit our dreams.
He was greeted in Heaven by his beloved wife, Lois Ann David; one infant son, James; two brothers, Gilbert and Oliver; one sister, Shirley Brown; and his parents, Leonard and Cecelia (Good) Kromer.
Russell is survived by his daughter, Sharon (Robert) Frantz of Castalia; four sons, Gary (Linda) Kromer of Dayton, Ohio, Keith (Cheryl) Kromer of Sandusky, David (Deb) Kromer of Castalia and Daniel (Rhonda) Kromer of Forest Lake, Minn.; seven grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Evelyn C. Zeller of Sandusky, Sister Mary Mona of Jacksonville, Fla., Ramona L. Kromer of Huron and Carole J. Kromer of Sandusky; three brothers, Dr. Robert J. Kromer of Sandusky, Kenneth L. “Johnny” Kromer of Castalia and Charles W. (Kathy) Kromer of Maryville, Tenn.; sister-in-law, Betty Kromer of Sandusky; and several nieces and nephews.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Wednesday at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, and from 10 a.m. Thursday until services at 11 a.m. in Trinity Lutheran Church, 502 Bardshar Road, Sandusky. The Rev Philip Gardner will officiate. Burial will be Castalia Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to one’s favorite charity.
Condolences may be shared at ransomfuneralhome.com.